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It’s my day today folks! I was lucky enough to be brought into this world (by the most wonderful woman, my mother, the hero) in a time of Spring. Spring is a season of change, a season of renewal, of light and yes, a season for new plans and new projects (it’s also the time when I can start flashing my ghostly-after-winter legs). This curly-haired, stubborn Arian was born today, a few years ago (we are currently on a Peter Pan phase, so my age is one thing I like to keep to myself) and since then, birthdays have been more about learning, reflecting and appreciating life than celebrating.

This year has been a year of change with a touch of chaos and you know what say about change, right? Change is always good. I start a new year and a new chapter in my life full of hope, with a strong spirit, wiser than ever and stronger than yesterday. I start a new year having all the love in the world, my delightfully chaotic family (life has a purpose thanks to them), my partner in crime, in love and in life, my dreamboat (I’m the luckiest girl in the world), and even though I’m not a “many friends” kind of person, I have the ones I need and the ones I know are true.

So here’s to that extra candle on top of my cake, here’s to a new year, here’s to the future and all the great things I know it’s holding for me.  Here’s to life and to yours truly, Little Miss March!

Happy birthday to me!



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Hello Spring!


Tomorrow we officially welcome the prettiest seasons of the year (even if thanks to Mexico´s lovely climate, I have been wearing shorts and sandals for about three weeks now), Spring! It’s time to get those heavy coats and boots inside some boxes and start wearing lighter and cheerier clothes. I know, I haven’t been posting as much as I usually do, but there is an explanation, something I will be able to reveal to you soon (hopefully). In the meantime, I’m celebrating the warmer weather and in a week or so, my birthday. Yes, another year, another candle burning (I have to confess that each year I get less excited, Sophie Pan is kind of taking over). Anyway, back to what concerns us today: Spring has sprung and I couldn’t be happier about it! What’s your favorite season of the year? You already know mine!


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HAPPY 3rd!


Three years ago, while living in the lovely city of Milan, I decided to take a jump. It was a jump I had been wanting to take for a while but somehow kept putting it off and off and off: opening my own blog. Thirty six months ago, after much thinking, I published my first blog post. 1095 days have gone by and Sweet n’raw is still here and keeps growing and growing. It has been an evolution, not only when it comes to content (I have killed many of the sections I used to do and created new ones) and blog design, my illustration is completely different (it now has a signature of its own), my writing has evolved and I, the author and brains behind Sweet n’raw, have changed a lot.

What hasn’t changed is Sweet n’raw’s philosophy, I’m happy to say that we have stayed true to ourselves, the blog and yours truly. We curate meticulously every detail, every trace, every word. We publish only when we have quality material ready, it’s not only about generating more traffic, it’s about offering our visitors what they are used to getting from us. We cherish every single one of our readers. We celebrate each time we get a new like on the FB fan page (we also think buying likes and followers is extremely sad). We are not interested in going viral if it’s not for the right reasons and we are definitely not sell-outs who settle.

After this obnoxious, self-praising and righteous monologue comes the most important part, the thank yous. And in the form of an award ceremony speech (that was self-absorbed, I just gave myself an imaginary award), I want to thank the people who read me, who like my posts and the ones who take the time to write the most beautiful and encouraging comments (my Aunt Marité especially, my most avid and precious commentator). To the city of Milan, we loved each other without question and even though we knew our affair wouldn’t last forever, but it changed us (the “you can never go back to way things were” kind of change) and we will remember it for the rest of our lives. To the people who inspire me everyday, you know who you are, you are not that many (I’m a little picky when it comes to sharing my love). And to my mom, my greatest blessing and the most skilled to ever walk this Earth, everything I am I owe to you (the good part of me at least).

Happy 3rd B-day Sweet n’raw! Let the cake and the champagne come our way (well, not the cake, we are kind of cutting down on carbs at the moment).

Wishing you a great week,



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Darling, I didn’t say Cadbury….


I said Fabergé

Happy Easter y’all!


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Another year, another candle’s burning…

make a wish

It’s that day of the year again, the day where I age and everyone congratulates me for it. The Peter Pan in me doesn’t like it and apparently, neither does the weather: It’s pouring outside and it’s really, really cold on what should’ve been a beautiful Spring day. But me, I have learned to love it. Hold on, I love my birthday, the aging part not so much. I know I’ll age someday and I’ll do it gracefully… with botox and fillers on my side.

This past year I have made mistakes, I have lived, I have loved and will keep on loving, I’ve had rough patches, I’ve had great days, I’ve found myself and my true calling and even though it wasn’t a stellar year, I’ve learned, I’ve learned a lot. I start this new one with a smile on my face, a glass of wine (or several bottles), an obscene pasta bowl and a big-ass slice of cake, with a blank and shiny page in the book of my life. Today I start a new chapter, a beautiful one.

So raise your glasses with me (imagine one if don’t have one) and let’s toast, to birthdays and new beginnings. To family and love. Don’t worry forehead, we won’t be toasting to botox and fillers just yet!

And to my mommy, if you are reading this, here’s to you, my rock and the one beautiful thing that has kept me afloat.

Happy birthday and sweet kisses to me!


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Vicious Valentine?




Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!

Sweet kisses…

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NAIL FILES: The Jungle Book

jungle book

Good morning, my sweet readers! It’s been a while since our last Nail Files post so it’s only fair to publish one right now. I’ve had this sitting in the oven for some time. Right now I am leaving for a mountain holiday with my bf’s family, I have my posts armed and ready, so I won’t leave you without reading material (I promise). For all you nail enamel addicts, here it is, wild and fun: THE JUNGLE BOOK!


leopard print













Sweet kisses…

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